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Global Cities After Dark Final Program Announce

Global Cities After Dark Final Program Announce
Global Cities After Dark - final program and speakers announced ahead of next week’s night time culture forum
Night time culture experts from global and Australian cities will soon come together in Sydney to collaborate on future solutions, and to exchange knowledge on best practices for night time economies, as well as addressing the challenges being faced in nightlife around the world. Global Cities After Dark today releases its final program focussed on global nightlife.
The 2018 edition of Global Cities After Dark couldn’t be more timely given the recent shift and steps Sydney is making towards being a lockout free city. In the same week as Global Cities After Dark takes place, the Repeal of Lock-Out Laws Bill will be debated, forcing the NSW Parliament to revisit the issue, more than four years after the laws were introduced. Nightlife advocates can warm-up for the Parliamentary debate and explore the future for Sydney as a 24-hour economy at one of many keynotes, Expert Sessions and workshops on offer at Global Cities After Dark.
The 2018 program also includes a keynote about the benefits of a 24-hour economy from Adrian Tonan, City of Detroit’s Night Time Ambassador. Tonan will use the transformation of his home city Detroit - which went from a dire economic status to being widely regarded as one of the most innovative and artistically vibrant cities in the world today - as a blueprint to inspire our future Sydney nightlife. Attendees at this year’s Global Cities After Dark forum will also hear about the progress of The City of Sydney’s Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel. Formed in May 2018 this advisory panel has seen sixteen of Sydney’s nightlife and creative experts collaborating with the City of Sydney on how a thriving, diverse and inclusive nightlife in Sydney can be realised in the near future.
Unmissable talks already announced at this year’s Global Cities After Dark forum include a keynote from Los Angeles’ Loren Granich, who will reflect on the time spent building the internationally renowned pansexual party palace ‘A Club Called Rhonda’, and Londoner Amanda Maxwell, who will delve deeper into the topic of collaboration, drawing on her experience working with - a worldwide curated network of women who work in the music industry. A further highlight for attendees at Global Cities After Dark will be the keynote from the creator of the globally adopted and awarded ‘Ask For Angela’ campaign, Hayley Child. Hayley’s keynote will tackle sexual violence after dark from her expert perspective.
With Australian cultural input from the likes of Sydney Fringe Festival’s Kerri Glasscock, MusicNSW’s Emily Collins, the Australia Council for the Arts’ Morwenna Collett, and Bakehouse Studios’ Helen Marcou, attendees are in for a productive and solutions-focussed forum that will influence the way we approach nightlife in 2019 and beyond.
The forum, which takes place at the state-of-the-art UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Ultimo, in central Sydney will run all day this Tuesday 13 November, with the introduction of a welcome event and city tour on the evening prior.
For detailed program information, head to
Global Cities After Dark runs from 8:30am – 7:30pm on Tuesday 13 November, with a welcome event and city tour on the evening prior of Monday 12 November from 6.00pm. Final Release Tickets and full program available now from
Global Cities After Dark 2018 is presented by the partnership of Mirik Milan, VibeLab Amsterdam and Electronic Music Conference (EMC) and is supported by the City of Sydney, the NSW Government through Create NSW and Eventbrite.
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